Peterborough

Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African child in a Tanzanian village. Leandri, Paul Peterzo — Leandri’s architecture professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston — … 0

Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to saving it. Now, Fry, Malt, and Cy Gregg, who has now joined the partnership, plan … 0

Peterborough: Man buried alive in snow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a scene more reminiscent of a mountain avalanche than a Peterborough neighborhood, a local man was buried alive in 2 feet of snow in his own yard on Old Street Road for several hours Sunday afternoon, after the snow slid off his metal roof and fell on top of him.  “There's no other way … 0

Viewpoint: Technology and children: Cultivating health alternatives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have all heard of the numerous benefits and dangers of children’s use of digital media and technology. Electronic devices have enormous educational potential, kids can be closely connected to peers, teachers and parents alike, and entertainment of all forms is readily accessible. But there are drawbacks as … 0

Viewpoint: The New Hampshire ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Sophie’s Choice” is the 1982 film that brought Meryl Streep her first Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie tells the story of a woman forced to make an impossibly difficult choice, in a no-win situation. Many New Hampshire communities are facing their own “Sophie’s Choice”: Pay for … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal can be great or fine — we decide

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last year, our district voted down the proposed school budget. Items were cut or trimmed until a heaping mass of $770,000 was disposed of. Without a doubt, our schools saw a profound impact — oftentimes it seemed as if we were considered to simply be some sort of … 0

Peterborough: Agricultural ordinance revision nears end of road

Monday, February 23, 2015

Town officials spent much of the fall and winter drafting improvements to Peterborough’s agricultural ordinance, which the Planning Board said failed to protect the interests of farmers and their neighbors. Now, the public will have one last chance … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint unions ratify collective bargaining plan

Monday, February 23, 2015

A handful of FairPoint technicians picketed on the sidewalk outside the telecommunication provider’s building on Concord Street in Peterborough in the rain, sleet, and snow from October through February. Meanwhile, customers of FairPoint in Sharon and Temple lacked telephone services for two months. The six or seven local … 0

Indoor track: Haase second in state, sets school record

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conant’s Justin Haase had a big day at the state indoor track championships on Saturday, placing second in the state in shot put and breaking his own school record in the process. Haase’s mark of 50’7” was longer than anyone else from DI or DII by over three … 0

Boys’ hockey: CV completes hectic makeups

Monday, February 23, 2015

The record snowfall has played havoc with the Cougar’ schedule in the past month, with many games and practices canceled or rescheduled. Coach Mark Leger noted the effect of the chaotic schedule on the Cougar’s performance: “You know, … 0

ConVal: Big wins for Team Voorhees and CV wrestlers at states

Monday, February 23, 2015

As ConVal senior John Voorhees wrestled with his opponent in the semifinals of the 220-pound weight class during Saturday’s state championship meet, his family gathered around the ring. His mother, brother, sister, uncle, cousins, nephews, and nieces all … 0

Concord: Workshop on environmental, safety rules at DES March 9

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The N.H. Department of Environmental Services and WorkWISE NH are offering the New Hampshire small business community a free, half-day educational workshop on March 9. The workshop will provide presentations on hazardous waste management for small quantity generators, air emissions for minor sources, and health and safety topics … 0

Peterborough: New trustees elected at MCH

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bob Boyd, Tom Ward, Mike Shea, Bill James and Dr. Terrence McNamara have been elected to the Board of Trustees of Monadnock Community Hospital. Boyd is the founder and former president of IPC Automation in New Jersey, a … 0